How to get rid of Maps2Go (Mac)

What is Maps2Go?

According to the official website, Maps2Go application is a handy tool allowing to “Get driving directions with ease”. Though the information sounds promising, after using MacBar for a while, it becomes clear that the program is adware. After its installation, you may see countless and intrusive pop-ups and banners. Beyond that, it may forcibly replace your default search engine and resist its removal. As many other adware applications, Maps2Go implies to spyware techniques and tracks your browsing history. Afterward, this information is used to generate fake, but so attractive and relevant to your interests, ads. Since the commercials are totally phony, they have no connection to shopping sources and will redirect you to third-party sites instead. To get rid of these redirections and to clear your browser from ads you need to remove Maps2Go adware.

Maps2Go page


How to remove Maps2Go?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Maps2Go completely. For this, you need to remove the application then check the drives for such leftovers as Maps2Go files and registry entries.

Norton is a powerful tool that is able to keep your Mac clean. It would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Maps2Go. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Maps2Go but also the safest and most assuring one.

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Steps of Maps2Go manual removal

Uninstall Maps2Go from the system

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Maps2Go you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

Remove Maps2Go from Applications

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Select the application related to Maps2Go right-click it and choose Move to Trash

Remove Maps2Go from Profiles

  1. Launch System Preferences
  2. Select Profiles at the bottom of window.
  3. Choose AdminPrefs profile, click “-“ icon and enter password.

Maps2Go

Remove Maps2Go using Terminal

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
  3. Press Return
  4. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch
  5. Navigate to: /Users/yourmacname/Library/Application Support/
  6. Delete Folder: Agent
  7. Go back to Terminal and copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
  8. Press Return
  9. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch

Remove Maps2Go from browsers

Since most of the hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Maps2Go from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Maps2Go or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Maps2Go from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Maps2Go or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Maps2Go from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Maps2Go or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Maps2Go.
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We also recommend to download and use SpyHunter to scan the system after Maps2Go removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover Maps2Go.

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